Tom Corless’ 12/23/14 Disney Springs Photo Report (Parking Structure, New Restrooms, New Babycakes Location, & More)

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This weekend, I took a trip to Downtown Disney (Disney Springs), so let’s take a look at what’s new and exciting:

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For the first time, I parked at the new parking structure, still an active construction zone for the most part…

This is the Orange garage

A non-Disney food truck at Exposition Park

More Wonderground Gallery merchandise popping up at D Street

STK Steakhouse is either going in the former Adventurer’s Club building or BET Soundstage

This facade we thought might be a restaurant is actually restrooms and they are open now

Very nice, no mirrors yet though

Any doors or windows that are boarded up in the area now have these Disney Springs signs

The building that looks like an airplane hangar is pretty small, may just be a bar or a counter service location

Work has begun on the Town Center

Another look at the airplane hangar

Siding has now been placed on The Boathouse building

Another new restroom near Portobello and some soon-to-open new shops

The new Babycakes location should be going in this building

It should see a lot of traffic here on the main path and not inside a Pollo Campero

The Marketplace bridge should open any day now

The new park area in front of T-Rex

Some new artwork featuring Mickey Mouse and the gang that will soon appear inside the expanded World of Disney store is now on the construction walls

Some new iPhone cases

Another look at the bridge

A look inside the new restroom by Raglan Road

Back to the parking garage

Some really great views can be found from the garage

This pedestrian walkway will open in a few months, temporary paths are in place now

This back of house area will soon be made to look a lot nicer

Work has begun on the Town Center area

About the author

Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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S Kirby
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S Kirby

Thanks for all the updates and pictures!
Disney Springs is really starting to take shape and look amazing.
Keep up the good work!
Love WDWNT!

Jeff
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Jeff

Thanks for the update, great pictures. Merry Christmas

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Rachael
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Rachael

Is Disney Springs basically what Downtown Disney is in CA?

JPF
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JPF

It’s basically the re-theming of Downtown Disney at WDW. I’m probably oversimplifying it with this comment, but that’s basically what it is. It’s looking good from my standpoint.

CJ
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CJ

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I too was impressed with the new garage but Downtown Disney / Disney Springs is a maze of paths of construction. I can’t wait till it is completed. First I can’t wait for the bridge to open.

We love this time of year because we visit a majority of the resorts to see all of the holiday decorations. I got lots of pics!

Brian Martsolf
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Brian Martsolf

The tower reminds me of when the DTD marketplace used to have the worlds largest Perikaleidoscope, perhaps they are bringing it back?